Atlanta: Brad Keselowski preview

SEASON STATS - Brad Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 282 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 25 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 14 top-fives, 19 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting...

SEASON STATS - Brad Keselowski remains third in the championship standings, 282 points behind leader Kyle Busch. In 25 races, Keselowski and the No. 88 team have three wins, 14 top-fives, 19 top-10s and two pole awards. His average starting position is 13.2 and average finish is 7.8.

STILL IN THE HUNT - Keselowski continues to make a run at the championship point standings lead as the Nationwide Series enters the final 10 races. In the past seven races, Keselowski has earned 1,155 points, 52 more than both Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards.

KESELOWSKI AT ATLANTA - Keselowski will be making his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start for JR Motorsports at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. In his only previous start at the 1.54- mile track, Keselowski started 17th and finished sixth.

NIGHT RIDER - This season, Keselowski has performed well at night races with an average starting spot of 11.0, average finish of 6.0, seven top-fives and 10 top-10s in races that start after 6 p.m. He has held the pole position twice for night races.

WELCOME BACK DELPHI - The Delphi seal will once again be on the hood of the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend in Atlanta. This is the fourth of six events where Delphi will serve as the primary sponsor for Keselowski. When he has driven the Delphi car, Keselowski has an average finish of 6.0 with two top-fives and two top-10 finishes.

COMING HOME - This weekend's trip to Georgia will be a homecoming for one member of the No. 88 team. Christopher Allen hails from Clarksville, Ga., located just over 100 miles from Atlanta Motor Speedway.

CHASSIS NO. 356 - The No. 88 Delphi team will run Chassis No. 356 this weekend in the Degree V12 300. This car was last run at Michigan International Speedway just three weeks ago where Keselowski started 13th and won with a dramatic pass on the white flag lap of the event.

KESELOWSKI (on coming back to Atlanta) - "I'm really excited that NASCAR moved this race to the fall for us and made it a night race. I know the track has been doing a lot in preparation of the race to garner excitement from the fans, and I think they are going to come out to see us race under the lights. I like Atlanta a lot because it is so fast and multi-grooved. You can run anywhere on the track but I think the top line is going to be especially fast."

KESELOWSKI (on how he will approach the rest of the season) - "While I have plans to move on to another opportunity next season, I have every intention of finishing out the 2009 season and trying to win the Nationwide Series championship for JR Motorsports. Dale Jr. and Kelley (Earnhardt) have given me such a wonderful opportunity here and I plan to do everything possible to bring them home a championship - I owe that to them, my team and our partners."

-credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch
Teams JR Motorsports